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Safety tips to prevent workplace accidents as a truck driver

It is no secret that operating a commercial vehicle comes with its inherent risks. However, drivers in Georgia and elsewhere may benefit from an awareness that some accidents can even take place while their vehicles are stationary. While workplace accidents such as trips and falls and overexertion can have a devastating impact on a person's health, there might be certain steps drivers can take to reduce the odds of suffering such an injury.

Most truck drivers may be aware of the hazards they might encounter while out on the open road. However, knowing the risks one might face while getting in and out of a truck, or while loading objects into the trailer might not be such an easy task. As a truck driver, knowing how to prevent slips and falls while entering or exiting a vehicle can be vital, as even a fall from a lesser distance could prove disastrous.

Drivers who are constantly loading and unloading materials from a truck may also find it helpful to gain an awareness of proper lifting techniques to prevent potentially harmful overexertion injuries. Knowing how to properly inspect and use safety equipment such as ladders and fall protection gear can also be imperative. Drivers may also benefit from taking scheduled breaks while performing similar duties to reduce the odds of developing repetitive motion disorders.

Workplace accidents can have catastrophic results, and those who suffer serious injuries while on the job may face a variety of hardships. While the pain and suffering of an injury may pass with time, the financial ramifications could leave a person in search guidance on the available outlets for relief. Fortunately, there are attorneys that can assist a person in Georgia in pursuing relief through the workers' compensation insurance system, as well as any other outlet that may be applicable.

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    The Employee sustained a fatal crush injury while operating the Employer’s dump truck.

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    The Employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident (MVA) and sustained injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine.

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    The Client sustained a fractured vertebra during a motor vehicle accident with an individual driving on the wrong side of the road.

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